Pigeons in Copenhagen rejoice!
Copenhagen-based designer Brian Wolter is helping steer city fowl toward becoming the hilarious lardasses of the sky – or of the sidewalk, more likely, once they pack on so many pounds all they can do is feebly move their wings and waddle around. His “fly-thru” birdhouse, which he calls an appropriate feeder for the “fast-food generation of birds,” is modeled after a Burger King drive-thru restaurant. Theoretically, if a pigeonwanted a quick calorie injection, it could claw a snack from the diner’s floor and pig out without landing once.
Wolter crafted his avian eatery with recycled wood and objects made with a 3-D printer. His attention to detail is impressive: Thanks to juice generated by solar panels, the Burger King sign and interior lights glow when the restaurant is “open.” Though this is only a prototype, if the designer sticks to his guns he could probably seed the city with dozens of these burger-slinging outposts.
Sure, he’s shortening the lives of pigeons by taking them away from their traditional diet of grain and veggies – not many people realize that feeding pigeons bread can actually starve them. But his customers will probably have the last laugh when Wolter gets smacked in the face by heavily breathing, 30-pound Columba livia.
Regardless of whether or not the church in question wishes to ‘marry’ them; i.e. churches will be forced to comply, or face penalties. (HT: Alkibiades)
Homosexual couples in Denmark have won the right to get married in any church they choose, even though nearly one third of the country’s priests have said they will refuse to carry out the ceremonies.
The country’s parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages.
Denmark’s church minister, Manu Sareen, called the vote “historic”.
“I think it’s very important to give all members of the church the possibility to get married. Today, it’s only heterosexual couples.”
Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry out the ceremony, but the local bishop must arrange a replacement for their church.
Once again, we see that ‘gay rights’ activists don’t merely want increased ‘rights’ for themselves, but they want the State to bludgeon opponents of their ‘rights’ into conformity, through the application of the full force of the law. They truly are totalitarians.
Canada and Denmark appear close to agreement in their festering territorial dispute over Hans Island, with an amicable plan for both countries to split ownership of the tiny, barren rock in the Arctic being put forward.
A plan to divide the island — a 1.3 square kilometre rock between Canada’s Ellesmere Island and Greenland, a self-governing territory under the Danish crown — through the middle would give Canada a second foreign land border and settle a spat that captured international attention as much for its absurdity as its potential seriousness.
Good. It seems such a pointless thing to fight over.
Besides, think of the tourism possibilities! Okay, maybe not.